Vermont Career Outlook & Overview of Fastest Growing Careers

Jul 17, 2020


Vermont is bordered on all sides by some noteworthy neighbors: Quebec, Canada, to the north; Massachusetts to the south; New York to the east; and New Hampshire to the west. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the state had a total population of approximately 624,000 in July 2019. As of May 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the state had an average hourly wage of $24.58 for all occupations. The civilian labor force totaled 341,500 as of June 2020 with an unemployment rate of 9.4%. Top employment industries were education and health services, government, and trade, transportation, and utilities.

Largest Employers

According to America's Career Info Net, these were the top-ten employers in the state as of 2020. One of the largest of these is University of Vermont, which employs about 3,000 workers at Burlington.

  • University of Vermont Medical Center
  • University of Vermont
  • Jay Peak Resort
  • Killington Grand Resort
  • Howard Center for Human Services
  • Mt Snow Resort
  • Okemo Mountain Resort
  • Grand Summit Resort Hotel
  • Stratton Mountain Resort
  • Sugarbush Resort


Per America's Career Info Net, the fastest growing occupations in Vermont are listed as follows. These occupations can expect 24%-37% growth during the 2016-2026 decade.

  • Solar Photovoltaic Installers
  • Home Health Aides
  • Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • Personal Care Aides
  • Physician Assistants
  • Statisticians
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
  • Software Developers, Applications
  • Nurse Practitioners
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